Brooke + Marcus
August 7, 2020 was the best day of my life! My best friend Dillon, who I met in college, convinced me to go on a two hour horseback ride in Vail. Marcus told me we had to dress up for the pictures we would take on the trail ride. I was all for taking cute pictures, so I dressed in my best cowgirl outfit. I told Dillon on the way up that I wanted to get a black stallion, little did I know that my mom had already picked out my horse and sure enough it was a black stallion named Ace. Dillon and I started the ride and were the last two riders of the group. We had an amazing trail guide named Luke. He was so personable and really made the experience fun! He took us through fields of flowers and was sure to get every picture we asked for! As we went through the trees and being at the back of the group, a lot of dust got kicked up. Luke told Dillon and I to hold back so we weren’t swallowing so much dust and that we’d go off on our own ride. It all made sense to me at the time. I just thought we got really lucky with the best guide. At the end of our ride Luke said, ‘You know we have enough time if you guys aren’t in a hurry, there’s an amazing raspberry field up here if you want to see it?’ I was all for it so we started heading back up the mountain. I couldn’t wait, so I kept looking for this raspberry field. We ended up going through aspen trees and Luke our guide pulled aside. I heard my favorite song ‘Speechless’ by Dan + Shay playing, then I saw Marcus standing there at the top of the mountain overlooking all of Vail with a candle lit rose petal filled runway leading to him and a sign saying ‘marry me?’! It was the most magical day of my life. After he proposed I turned around to see my mom, best friend , and Molly our photographer! My mom brought me a couple of outfit changes for a fun photo shoot to capture the moment! We hiked back down the mountain and to my surprise I was shocked again once I got home! Marcus and my best friend Kyler threw me a surprise engagement party with all of our closest friends, family and neighbors! I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect day. He made me feel so special. I cant wait to marry my high school sweetheart!
– Bride, Brooke